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Ioannis Athanasiadis

Professor of Artificial Intelligence
Wageningen University & Research

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A review of agent-based systems applied in environmental informatics

I. N. Athanasiadis


During the last few years, agents and agent-based systems have attracted a significant amount of attention from researchers in environmental informatics. Agent-based approaches have been adopted for developing environmental systems for data management, decision support or simulation purposes. In order to identify the degree of penetration of agent technology in environmental software systems, over twenty applications reported in the recent literature have been reviewed from a software engineering perspective. These applications use agent-based approaches and methods, either as metaphor for software design or as an abstraction for software development. This paper attempts to summarize recent developments in environmental informatics that exploit agent technology. All the applications presented in this paper have been evaluated from a software point of view, i.e. the adoption of agent technologies for software design or/and implementation is in the focus.

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I. N. Athanasiadis, A review of agent-based systems applied in environmental informatics, MODSIM 2005 Intl Congress on Modelling and Simulation, pg. 1574-1580, 2005, Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.

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